I'm sorry

for the thoughts left unspoken

for the words that fell, untouched

to the floor

and the pieces I brushed away

You see, I'm broken

my chest holds air

the heart I had refused to stay.


I'm sorry

for the day I watched you fall

Your heart in your hands, your lips on my cheek

the summer wind blowing

as you bravely confessed

and then, so cruelly

the words I couldn't speak.


I'm sorry

for the silence it brought

the pause as you waited

and the tears as we fought.


Tense words exchanged

and now here we stand


still bruised

hearts heaving, we sigh

your lips on my cheek

as you whisper goodbye.